Sold RESTORED 1941 SCHWINN 'HENDERSON' SUPER DELUXE AUTOCYCLE F/S

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  1. #1 Posted Mar 11, 2018

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Resurrection/restoration of an Indiana Craigslist 'barn find' Henderson-badged last year Super Deluxe
    Schwinn Autocycle. I decided to bring this one back to original color, badge etc ...tough decision as
    by 1941 a myriad of nice two-tone combinations were offered but black and ivory is always pretty
    classy on these bikes.

    Details: Full restoration of the bike shown in the last few pix. Automotive single stage paint,
    and all the chrome, nickel, and cadmium plating was done as factory prescribed. Front and rear
    "pat pending" Schwinn expander brakes were fully disassembled and replated and the free wheel
    was removed and reinstalled and serviced after chrome work was done. Lobdell 41 wheels with
    Torrington double butted spokes and the long nipples.
    B-1 'deep' profile deluxe Mesinger leather saddle. Prewar deluxe rear reflector... original fender bomb
    ornament that was on the the bicycle when found, original Super Deluxe 1 year only tank.
    Mint restored Torrington 10 pedals with original NOS (not repro) blocks, Schwinn key in the
    locking spring fork. Mint Diamond chain and beautiful original Seiss lights that were not rechromed
    and look just great. The crossbar console is original, straps were rechromed, but inserts are nice
    enough originals that I left as-is. Bar has not been polished and looks great, has one of Georges
    illumination clips installed. One button is original EA the other is a reproduction I believe from Jerry W
    long ago. Head was completely restored by Tim Brandt and looks as good or better than new
    with correct black number wheels and illumination notch/window specific for Schwinn Clipper Autocycle.
    NOS Never ridden G-3 holy grail white wall tires that look perfect! Gorgeous bike and I believe
    the rarest of the Schwinn prewar Deluxe Autocycles....Not many of these known in existence.
    As most of you on here know...the greatest bicycles in the world were produced here in the US
    from 34' - 41'.... investment quality and

    11,000.00 shipped anywhere large freight lower 48 states. A lot of time and expense to build a bike like this.
    As found many of the components were missing, they were added and are as described as original
    aside from one of the bar buttons. Originally most 41's had Delta buttons but these are practically
    non existent. I may have one here I would swap for an EA if the buyer prefers.

    11,000.00 and consider partial trades + cash for other bikes balloon era 30s-50s.

    bobcycles@aol.com
    or msg here

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  2. #2 Posted Mar 12, 2018

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    good job on the restoration, beautiful, not an easy restoration to do, and most definitely expensive to do. GLWS
     
  3. #3 Posted Mar 12, 2018

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Looks awesome Bob!!
     
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  4. #4 Posted Mar 12, 2018

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Holy **#! Bob!
    That is incredible!
    The before and after is the pure definition of the word, Restoration.
    Outstanding!
     
  5. #5 Posted Mar 12, 2018

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    TIS ANOTHER BEAUTY!
     
  6. #6 Posted Mar 12, 2018

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    that's bob u!
     
  7. #7 Posted Mar 12, 2018
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    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Wow, That bike is unbelieveable! What a beautiful job!

    REC
     
  8. #8 Posted Mar 12, 2018

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Wow!! Another outstanding restoration Maestro!!
     
  9. #9 Posted Mar 12, 2018

    I live for the CABE

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    Nice job keeping it classy Bob.
     
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  10. #10 Posted Mar 12, 2018

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    WOW!!:eek::eek::eek:
    Super job!!
     
  11. #11 Posted Mar 12, 2018

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Great job Bob!!!!


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  12. #12 Posted Mar 12, 2018

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    KILLER BIKE Bobby!!!
     
  13. #13 Posted Mar 13, 2018

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    How do you actually put a price on something like this?
     
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  14. #14 Posted Mar 13, 2018

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    LOL.....So true! Rare and of course prewar vintage/antique bicycles are the most undervalued collectibles...
    look at comics, hotwheels, GI joes, Barbies.....jeeeeesh
    those collectors need to invest in the serious stuff we have recognized for what it is.... pure functional kinetic industrial art.
     
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    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    art you can ride
     
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  16. #16 Posted Mar 13, 2018

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Its most likely worth 25,000.00 in parts....so 11,000.00 sounds pretty reasonable for what it is.. Pure radness
     
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  17. #17 Posted Mar 13, 2018

    I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!

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  18. #18 Posted Mar 14, 2018

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    I PM'd you

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  19. #19 Posted Mar 14, 2018

    I live for the CABE

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    Fantastic restoration. very classy w/ the black and ivory colors, great job Bob!
     
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  20. #20 Posted Mar 14, 2018

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    It's the stuff that dreams are made of....
     
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